Praline-Sweet Potato Casserole
5large yams or sweet potatoes
1/2 cbutter, softened
1/2 cheavy cream
1 cbrown sugar (light or dark)
1/3 cmelted butter
1 1/2 tspvanilla extract
1 cpecans, chopped
How to Make Praline-Sweet Potato Casserole
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash sweet potatoes (or yams) well and place in oven for 35-40 minutes. Allow to cool until you can handle them comfortably. Cut them in half and scoop the insides into a large bowl. Mash. (This should yield about 3 cups.)
- Mix the softened butter, along with the sugar, eggs, vanilla and milk into the sweet potatoes. Transfer to a baking pan or casserole dish.
- Place cream in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer.
Add brown sugar and allow to dissolve. Stir until this mixture reaches the soft ball temp on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat.
- Beat remaining butter and chopped pecans into cream mixture. Once it is well combined, pour over top of mashed sweet potatoes. Bake until hot and just beginning to brown.